As the academic year progresses, it’s essential for educational institutions to plan strategically for growth and expansion. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the comprehensive growth plan for the upcoming academic year at A One-Room Schoolhouse, focusing on key areas such as campus expansion, classroom additions, and administrative restructuring.
Hickory (Main) Campus: Our Hickory Campus is currently at full capacity, leaving no room for expansion. In light of this, we have decided not to accept new applications, except for siblings of existing students.
Washington (South) Campus: To accommodate growth, we plan to add a new classroom at the Washington Campus, divided into sections for younger grades (K-2/3) and middle grades (3/4-8). These grade divisions are not set in stone, but based on the application received and the needs of the students.
Plum (East) Campus: Similar to the Washington Campus, we aim to add a new classroom at the Plum Campus, segregated into sections for younger grades (K-2/3) and middle grades (3/4-8). These grade divisions are not set in stone, but based on the application received and the needs of the students.
Franklin Park (North) Campus: There is a potential consideration for adding a classroom at the Franklin Park Campus, catering to younger, middle, and upper grades (K-9/10). The decision will impact sibling admissions, and careful consideration is underway. The final decision to add a classroom will be contingent on applications and balancing the needs of current families.
* It should be noted, that all expansion plans are contingent on three factors: negotiating lease agreements, hiring amazing teachers, and receiving excellent applications. Our growth plan presented here, is just that, a plan! We hope to execute this plan, but all three factors have to come into alignment.
With this plan in place, we hope to hire new Classroom Directors at our Plum, Washington, and Franklin Park Campuses. If after viewing the job description below, you believe you will be a good fit for our program, please complete the job application below. A One-Room Schoolhouse is looking for professional teachers with credentials, and experiences in both homeschool teaching settings and traditional teaching settings.
At the beginning of April, we will start taking applications to hire an additional administrative support person. More information will be made available as details have been finalized. The start date for this position is sometime after the 23-24 school year has ended.
Returning Student Applications: Applications for returning students (and siblings) will be accepted from January 18, 2024, to January 31, 2024.
New Student Applications: New student applications will be open from February 19, 2024, to March 4, 2024. This application will not be posted publicly, but will be sent out to our interest pool list only. If you need to be added to our interest pool, please do so here.
If you want to read more about our application process in past years, please head over to this blog post.
This growth and expansion plan reflects our commitment to providing quality education while addressing the challenges posed by increasing student numbers. By strategically adding classrooms, redistributing administrative responsibilities, and adhering to a well-planned timeline, we aim to create a conducive learning environment for both existing and prospective students in the upcoming academic year.